July 28th, 2011 18:11 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Sandra Sedgwick-Williams, (Psoemetry) Author of The Scenario
For as long as I can remember I`ve been a writer. It started in elementary school when my first shero was Anne Francis a.k.a. Honey West. Honey was a fashionable woman agent who could really kick some serious male butt. Not that as a child I was a male basher, but she was the first woman I ever saw who could really fight (Until I saw Emma Peal of The Avengers).
I didn`t have a recorder so I began writing my own version of the episodes and sharing them with my friends. Later, I began to write my own stories from my very vivid mind. And that`s how it all started....the romance between the pen, paper and me.
By the time I reached high school, I was writing poetry to unite young lovers giving them a new voice, a spoken word for their hearts. And was I ever amazed at my 100% results. If only back then I knew I could have gotten paid for that. LOL. My first public reading was due to an English project where everyone had to write a poem. I took it one step farther, being a fan of Nicci Giovanni, and added music to the piece. Because of my love for action, I added special affects to the piece called "Late June" that was a spin off of an actual experience I had.I received my first accolades from that work of art in the form of an A+. At that point, whilewatching the faces of my fellow students, my mind said, "hummm, maybe I am good."
Fast forwarding to 2003, my family moved to Atlanta, GA. Deep in my heart my desire was to enter the world of writing by having a new book of poetry published that I was working on.With nothing but a dream, a nudge from my Heavenly Father, and $23.00 in my pockets.....it finally began, but never like I would have ever dreamed. In the latter part of 2008 I had the honor of meeting my alter ego, `Psoemetry`
It all started with a desire to reach my favorite artist, Anita Baker. I wanted to share some of my works with in hopes of ushering in a new cd from her with my work associated with it.
I mean, I can dream can`t I?
I began writing pieces and putting them on tape. I shared them with my son who quickly informed me that `people don`t do tapes any more` He then called his then girlfriend and music production partner, Sara Gibson, and the two began setting my lyrics to beats. Some of them I co-produced.
Before I knew it, my samples intended to send to Ms. Baker had begun to take on a whole new life. The cd "Sweet Surrender" had come into being. With an offer for a free review of one track from Taxi, I selected the worse on. To my amazement, the worse track received a 7 out of 10 score. My brain said...."WOW"
We launched the cd at a local spot as the world was introduced to "The Quiett Storme (of soft spoken word poetry for the grown and sexy). That quickly changed with my discovery thatevery other spoken word artist was also calling themselves "The Quiet Storm" We needed something different that no one every thought of. I had prayed before the cd was completed and asked my heavenly Father to give my style or poetry a name. He promptly did, calling my style `Psoemetry` for a blending of poems, song and music. After the disaster or calling myself Quiet Storm, I took on my style as my name also.
And THAT my friends, is how it all began.
For More Information: www.psoemetry.com
Track at the end of interview by MarcomÃ© (Arabica Remixed) - You may purchase it here: http://marcome.com/music_shop.htm